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The Office of the Prime Minister’s Economic Development and Planning Unit (EDPU) and the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs are actively cooperating on the national process for compiling The Bahamas’ SDG review. To
attain the Sustainable Development Goals, all parts of society must be more active and take ownership of them.
As a result, the government is forming a Sustainable Development Goals Technical Committee comprised of
representatives from several government ministries and agencies, the private sector, civil society, and academia.
Leaving no one behind
Identified and supported are marginalized groups and communities that have not fully benefited from the
country’s gains. The National Development Plan’s guidelines and implementation framework for the Sustainable
Development Goals (SDGs) include strengthening these groups’ resilience. For example, it is vital to create
initiatives that address the root causes of poverty and unemployment in the nation. These programs must address
the concerns encountered by the elderly, at-risk kids, and both men and women. This involves bringing a
gendered perspective to policy and program creation and implementation. On The Bahamas’ most sparsely
populated islands, as well as on New Providence, which is one of the country’s oldest and most historic towns,
some of the most vulnerable villages are located. The government created a “Over the Hill Community” as a
pilot for a comprehensive poverty alleviation strategy focusing on social and economic empowerment,
revitalization, smart and green technology, and programs for youth and older people.